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Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Our Regressive Progressives

Feb 27, 2016

Leftists like to call themselves “progressives”. They think all their radical social agenda items are a sign of moving forward, of progress. But the truth is just the opposite. They really want to take us backwards. Their vision of the

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Bureaucracy, Ideology and the Professions

Sep 13, 2007

In much of the Western world, especially Australia, it does not matter so much which political party is elected into office, since often a deeply imbedded bureaucracy remains, regardless of the ruling party of the day. This thick layer of

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Victoria’s Killing Machine

Sep 23, 2017

There are many times when it is very good advice not to believe what a politician tells you. And when a politician tries to tell you that he is offering you the ‘safest euthanasia bill in the world,’ then you

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Is Marriage a Gospel Issue?

Sep 3, 2017

If you want the short answer: yes it is. But let me tease this out a bit more. In the current debates about homosexual marriage, I have heard far too many progressive Christians try to tell me that marriage is

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Say No To a Counsel of Despair

Aug 15, 2017

The Christian is both an optimist and a realist. We are optimistic because of God. God is greater than all our problems, all our calamities, all our trials, and all our opposition. With God we can overcome, we can have

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The Blatant Bias of the ABC: Easy To Prove

Jul 24, 2017

Consider the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, along with the mainstream media as a whole: ‘You’ll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy’. Oops, that was actually how Obi-Wan Kenobi described the Mos Eisley Spaceport to Luke Skywalker. But

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The Great Liberal Party Death Wish

Jul 11, 2017

Sir Robert Menzies would be rolling in his grave right about now. Every time the current crop of Liberal Party leaders open their mouths, more madness flows out, making all true conservatives cringe even more. But it is not just

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[Re]Affirming the Things that Matter

Jul 9, 2017

Two articles that have appeared recently, and one speech just delivered, all speak to the things that matter, and the need to stop the rot. The articles come from Australian journalists while the speech comes from an overseas world leader.

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Hate and Rage from the Demonised Left

Jun 3, 2017

Open a newspaper, surf the Web, or turn on the television news, and you will be inundated with ugly examples of the frenzied Left in action: their horrific rage and hatred of anyone who differs from them is on full

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God, Evil, Suffering and Justice

Apr 7, 2017

The recent Syrian gas attack has again raised numerous questions. One question I will simply mention here but not deal with is whether in fact Assad was behind it. But that is not my focus here, so we will leave

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